Half Double Crochet, Stitch Tutorial

What is your favorite stitch? What is that one stitch you always and constantly use?

I can honestly tell that mine is the Half Double Crochet. I literally am always using it and finding a way to always incorporate it into anything I am making. It all goes by the texture and drape this stitch creates. It’s a very useful stitch, to create a little bit more of height. Once you get the hang of it, you will be sailing through anything you are making or creating.

I am always drawn to the versatility of this stitch. There are many different forms to use this stitch. Look at them below:

  • Extended Half Double Crochet
  • Camel Stitch
  • Herringbone Stitch
  • Cluster Stitch
  • Bobble Stitch

Just to name a few of them. I know that there are more, but these were just the ones that came to mind.

This stitch is perfect for any design you are creating. It makes for an extra amount of texture you are going for an extra amount of height. Also, this stitch is used in tapestry crochet to create beautiful art with multiple different colors of yarn.

SC (single crochet) height: ~0.40”

HDC (half double crochet) height: ~0.50”

Also, this stitch is part of the beginner friendly stitch pack. It’s the basic knowledge stitch, that will bring into more of the advance stitches, taking it a step further. Here are more of the other beginner stitches: slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet.

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Here are some designs that are perfect pairing for this stitch:

  • Amigurumi’s
  • Bags
  • Beanies
  • Blankets
  • Cardigans
  • Cowls
  • Scarfs
  • Sweaters
  • Ear Warmers
  • Mittens/Gloves

As you see this stitch, Half Double Crochet, is perfect for any project your ready to TACKLE.

Here is a little tip about this stitch: you are basically doing a single crochet, but you ARE YARNING OVER before going into your indicated, taking the single crochet a step further. More on that in a little bit below 👇🏻!!

Now, Let’s Get To It ….

Here is a little list of materials you will need to begin working this stitch:

  • Worsted Weight 4 Yarn, any color or type you are wanting to play with
  • Hook: any Size you fancy to play with
Shop Image to get your new Furls Streamline Swirl Hook, which are my favorite

To start chain an even number of chains +1 or 2

You will have 1 loop on your hook, YARN OVER, (2 loops on your hook) insert your hook into indicated chain or stitch, YARN OVER, pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook), YARN OVER and pull through all 3 loops on your hook

NOW, Lets do this again or a few times more

You will have 1 loop on your hook, YARN OVER, (2 loops on your hook) insert your hook into indicated chain or stitch, YARN OVER, pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook), YARN OVER and pull through all 3 loops on your hook

Keep repeating that same process until you reach the end

Once, you get to the end of that row or round, if you +1 or 2, before you begin your next round you will either chain 1 or 2 and turn , than begin that next row in the same stitch as the chain. You will simply be repeating that same process as instructed above.

This is what you will have when you are finished. Click the Image to Shop Furls Crochet

I can honestly tell you that, once you get the hang of this stitch you be sailing through all your makes or creations. Its a super fast and fun stitch to work with. Like, I mentioned above, once you get the hang of this classic beginner friendly stitch, take the time and go into the more advance stitches that take this stitch even further. Also, the Double Crochet and Treble Crochet, are fun as well and take this stitch even further. Stay tuned I will also give a stitch tutorial on those later on.

Thank you for stopping by and reading this. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and was helpful for you. As you can see, this is by far my favorite stitch.

Thank you for the support and encouragement, it is very much appreciated. Stay tuned for stitch tutorials that will be coming here on my blog.

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